Westland Wasp

C/N f.9730

Built 1969 - Written off 1977

Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9730 Register XV635 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1969. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

Royal Navy HAS1 type
dd 22 Apr 1969
829Sq Charybdis Flt/431 by Jul 1969, forced landing at Simonstown Mar 1973
829Sq Cleopatra Flt/463 by Nov 1975 still Jul 1976, ditched in sea and sank 5 Apr 1977 near Eddystone Lighthouse, while operating from HMS Cleopatra (F28)
recovered and to Lee-on-Solent by Jun 1977.
1969, allotted to HMS Charybdis (F75) Flight from new. First commission pilot Lt Geoff Gadsden RN. AS12 Missile Aimer EA1 Bill OBrien
1970/71, served in Med, Far East, Australasia, Pacific and Japanese waters. Call sign 431
1977-04-05w/o 05apr77, 829 sqd

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